Faculty Profile

Mark Ruhl

Glenn E. and Mary L. Todd Professor of Political Science (1975)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2017

ruhl@dickinson.edu

Denny Hall Room 207
717.245.1501
http://users.dickinson.edu/~ruhl/

Bio

He specializes in comparative politics. His research centers on the politics of democratization in contemporary Latin America with a special emphasis on civil-military relations.

Education

  • B.A., Dickinson College, 1970
  • M.A., Syracuse University, 1972
  • Ph.D., 1975

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

LALC 101 Intro Latin American Studies
A multi-disciplinary, introductory course designed to familiarize students with the regions through a study of their history, economics, politics, literature, and culture in transnational and comparative perspective. The purpose of the course is to provide a framework that will prepare students for more specialized courses in particular disciplines and specific areas of LALC studies. Required of all LALC majors.

AFST 220 African Government & Politics
Cross-listed with POSC 252-01.An introduction to the politics of contemporary, sub-Saharan Africa. After analyzing the historical and socio-economic context of African politics, the course examines a number of contrasting political systems in depth. The final section of the course discusses the current problems of South Africa from an international perspective.

POSC 252 African Government & Politics
Cross-listed with AFST 220-04.